Dr. Bernard was the Laboratory and Manufacturing Director for Dermazone Solutions prior to pursuing a career in medicine. While at Dermazone she worked in product development, manufacturing and quality control; and implemented a new Enterprise Resource Planning system that streamlined operations.
She received her B.S. degree from USF and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing her internal medicine residency at Christiana Care in Newark, Delaware, she received a fellowship specializing in nephrology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She recently returned to Tampa Bay and joined the Renal Hypertension Center, where she cares for patients with kidney disease.